Online World Hive Championship

Rules of the World Hive Championship 2024 are available by clicking the button below.

In short:

  • Group phase (8 groups of 4 players). The top 2 from each group move on.
  • Elimination phase for the top 16. Each match is played over 4 or 6 games. 

Click on the button below to see the results of the group phase and the brackets of the elimination phase. You can rewatch the live stream of the drawing of the groups here.

Players [Boardspace ID/BGA ID (Name Surname, Nationality)]

Top 8 World Hive Championship 2023 

1 Jewdoka/Jewdoka (Joe Schultz, USA)
2 Aenorman43/Cavaliers16 (Alex Norman, USA)
3 HappyKiwi/HappyKiwi (Patrik Berggren, Sweden)
4 Csigeee/Csigeee (Olivér Lelkes, Hungary)
5 kpeev3/kpeev3 (Kristijan Peev, Macedonia)
6 Quodlibet/Quodlibet (Christian, Galeas Chile)
7 InDusDus/InDusDusDus (András Csőke, Hungary)
8 Frasco92/Frasco (Francesco Salerno, Italy) 

Top 8 BGA Elo 

9 spfish/suprisefish (Ben Harris, UK)
10 Gandac/Iongler (Ion -, Romania)
11 KES777/KES777 (Eugen Konkove, Ukraine)
12 dudders/dudders (Josh Dudeman, UK)
13 Wollk22/Wollknäuel22 (Bianca Bremer, Germany)
14 OrdepCubik/OrdepCubik (Pedro -, Spain)
15 Rizeagain/Rizeagain (Ben Nanda, USA)
16 mangouste/simonfr35 (Simon Etaby, France) 

Top 16 BoardSpace Swiss Open Tournament 2024

17 Stepanzo/Stepanzo (Stepan Opalev, USA)
18 RoXar/RoXar13 (Robert Užar, Croatia)
19 DrBeeezz/DrBeeezz (Joël Bezemer, Dutch)
20 Apolloq/Apolloq (John Sandahl, USA)
21 Eucalyx/Eucalyx (Christian Sperling ,Germany)
22 Ted the bear/Ted the notty bear (Ted Lim, UK)
23 MaxShark/max_shark (Dmitry Maximenkov, Russia)
24 ringersoll/Ringersoll (Randy Ingersoll, USA)
25 nevir/HeyKid (Tom Fyfe, USA)
26 Bisoubisou/Lemangeurdecroissant (Adrien Kinebanyan,  France)
27 hive2/hive2 (Chris Lynch, USA)
28 Kaur50/Kaur50 (Karl Fuchslocher, Chile)
29 WFF17/WFF17 (William Farrow, UK)
30 Apetrovich/AI_petrovich (Alexander Metelev, Russia)
31 Grajjio/Grajjio (Christofer Hallberg, Sweden)
32 antoinelr/antoinelr (Antoine Lalune-Rochas, France)

Check when the matches are scheduled on our calendar and watch the games on BoardSpace or streamed by content creators.  

The Online World Championship has been held on every year since 2007! (you can read more about the history here!)

The format evolved over the years until the modern 32-player invitational event.

WHC 2024

The 32 spots of the WHC 2024 are assigned in the following way:

a) 8 spots to the top 8 players of the WHC 2023;

b) 8 spots to the top 8 players in the BGA Elo ranking;

c) 16 spots to the top 16 players of the BoardSpace Open tournament starting in April (read rules below!);

BoardSpace Swiss Open Qualifier 2024

This tournament is free and open to anyone! Do you want to miss the chance to become the next World Hive Champion? 

Don't worry if you have not played competitively before, this is a very good chance to have fun, learn, and meet other Hive fans from all over the world!

Start: 1st April 2024.


Format: open to anyone, 1 (preliminary) + 7 rounds Swiss tournament.

Schedule: flexible, 10 days per round (2-game match).

Time control: 20 minutes + 20 sec increment per move.

Qualification: the top 16 players qualify for the WHC  2024 starting in July (rules to be published on this page later on).

How to sign up?

1. Set up your account on and make sure you know how to use the platform in advance.

2. Sign up on the tournament page.

3. Fill out the registration form.

4. We advise you to use the Discord platform and join our community for easier communication.

5. Wait for the email communication from the committee about the preliminary stage to start and be as responsive as possible. Get more familiar with the tournament page as the pairings will be posted there, and it is used for scheduling games and posting results.

World Hive Championship - Hall of Fame

Here you can find all the winners of the past edition of the official Hive World Championship!

2023 (results)

1st place: Jewdoka (Joe Schultz, USA)

2nd place: Aenorman43 (Alex Norman, USA)

3rd place: HappyKiwi (Patrik Berggren, Sweden)

4th place: Csigeee (Olivér Lelkes, Hungary)

2022 (results)

1st place: Jewdoka (Joe Schultz, USA)

2nd place: Stepanzo (Stepan Opalev, USA)

3rd place: Frasco (Francesco Salerno, Italy)

4th place: Gandac (Ion, Romania)

WHC 2023

Congrats to Jewdoka for becoming the World Hive Champion for the fourth time!

Full results are available here: How to qualify and the World Hive Championship format.

You can review the most exciting games played over the year on or on the YouTube channels of top players.

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